The VORTEX affidavit produced by Cheri Seymour as part of the follow-up to the Casolaro investigation.
Cheri Seymour has since objected to its publication, stating that it was not an affidavit. However, the cover page identifies it as such and is both signed by Cheri Seymour and notarized. In multiple emails, Cheri Seymour referred to the document as an affidavit and according to her book she provided it to at least two different federal investigators - one in the House of Representatives (October 1992) and one in Customs (February 1993). As such, I consider the document to be public and relevant to understanding the investigations and how they evolved. As such, I decided to disregard her pleas in this instance as well as her mentions of lawsuits "for libel, defamation, slander, malice or even copyright infringement." When she understood that I was adamant about publishing it, Cheri Seymour asked me to add the following disclaimer. Cheri Seymour wrote the disclaimer for me, in the first person.
"I obtained this document from a source other than Cheri Seymour. Seymour subsequently requested that I not disseminate VORTEX publicly as it was written hurriedly and under duress in 1992 at a time when she had been warned that she was in imminent danger and she had not yet verified the accuracy of the information contained in the VORTEX document. Seymour's final and more accurate conclusions are presented in the 2010 published version of The Last Circle."